I.C.E. Member Spotlight: Bill West, MBA

Bill West, MBA, has been involved with I.C.E. for over 22 years and currently serves on the I.C.E. Board of Directors. Learn about his start in credentialing, his go-to I.C.E. resources, what excites him about the future of the credentialing industry and more.

I.C.E. Member Spotlight: Lawrence J. Fabrey, PhD

Lawrence J. Fabrey, PhD, has been involved in the credentialing industry for over 40 years and has been an I.C.E. lifetime member for 14 years. Learn about his start in credentialing, how I.C.E. impacted his career, what excites him about the future of the profession and more in this member spotlight.

Is It Time to Raise Certification Renewal Requirements?

Are your renewal requirements providing enough assurance to stakeholders that your certificants are remaining competent? The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recently partnered with SeaCrest Consulting to analyze the continuing competency/renewal requirements of accredited certifying bodies to answer this question. Read on to learn what their research uncovered.

NCCAOM ASAE Gold Circle Award 2021 Case Study

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) was named the 2021 ASAE Gold Circle Award — Member/Volunteer Engagement Campaign winner for their NCCAOM COVID-19 Diplomate Resource and Outreach campaign. Learn about the key components of the campaign in this case study.

Needs Analysis for Assessment-Based Certificate Programs

A proper needs analysis is imperative to the success of an assessment-based certificate program. By defining and aligning the organizational outcomes, ideal performance and targeted learners, your organization will be better equipped to determine the value of a program.

Following the ‘Less Traveled’ Quality Road: BPS Pursues Dual Accreditation During a Pandemic

After having multiple certification programs undergo NCCA accreditation over the past decade, the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) sought to also obtain accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024 Standard. In this case study, learn how the BPS pursued this dual accreditation in the midst of the pandemic.

Making the Switch From 4-Option to 3-Option Multiple Choice Items Without Pretesting: Case Study and Results

Utilizing 3-option multiple-choice (MC3) items for multiple-choice questions has been discussed for years and many researchers have come to a common conclusion: MC3 items psychometrically perform just as well as 4-option multiple-choice (MC4) items. In this case study, learn how the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards teamed up with Alpine Testing Solutions to rethink the Architect Registration Examination.

Benchmark Survey in Translating Credentialing Examinations: An Opportunity to Learn, Improve and Explore Language Barriers

As groups further embrace DEI efforts, addressing language barriers with credentialing exams is becoming more prominent. In realizing that language barriers are significant obstacles for ESL nursing students, NBCRNA launched an exploratory study to identify current practices and collect baseline trends affecting the translation of exams. Read on to learn about the benchmark survey results and takeaways.

An ‘Excitement for Research’: A Q&A With Dennis Spence

Dennis Spence, PhD, MS, CRNA, FAAN, CAPT (ret), NC, USN, recently became the chief research officer at the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Learn more about his career path to his new role, the importance of research in the credentialing industry and the research trends he’s currently observing in the field.

Managing the Unforeseen Through Agility and Adaptability: How a Credentialing Organization Achieved Business Continuity During a Global Pandemic

Knowing what your organization does and doesn’t do well is crucial in creating a sustainable business strategy and crisis management plan. While the pandemic threw many off their routines, the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board was able to assess the situation, manage the impact, anticipate needs and set a decisive path forward. Learn about the strategies they implemented and how they achieved business continuity.


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